Air/Water Pollution Control Public Notices

The Daily News
Publication Date: March 18, 2020

LANXESS Memphis Plant has applied to the Shelby County Health Department, Pollution Control Section for an initial synthetic minor operating permit. This permit will limit the facility to a total of 4.0 tons per year of PM emissions (including sulfuric acid mist). The facility has chosen this limit to avoid the provision of Memphis Code Section 16-77 [Reference Rules and Regulations of Tennessee, Rule 1200-3-9-.02 (11)] (frequently referred to as the Title V regulations). This LANXESS Memphis Plant is located at 2571 Fite Rd., OxoneTM Spot 26, Memphis, Tennessee.  Operations at this facility consist of the production and packaging of OxoneTM production (a dry non-chlorine oxidizer). 

A copy of the application materials used by the Department and a copy of the draft permit are available for public inspection at the Pollution Control Section office during normal business hours (8:00 am – 4:30 pm).

To view a copies of draft documents, click on the links below:



Interested parties are invited to review these materials and provide written comments.  In addition, a public hearing may be requested at which written or oral presentations may be made.  To be considered, written comments or requests for a public hearing must be made within thirty (30) days after the date of this notice and should be addressed to:

Mr. Robert Rogers, Technical Manager

Pollution Control Section

Shelby County Health Department

814 Jefferson Ave.

Memphis, TN  38105


Individuals with disabilities who wish to review this information should contact the Department, Pollution Control Section, to discuss any auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate such review.  Contact may be in person, in writing, by telephone, or other means, and should be made no less than ten days prior to the end of the public comment period to allow time to provide such aid or services. 

Questions concerning the source may be addressed to Mr. Wasim Khokhar at the above referenced address or by calling (901) 222-9587 or by e-mail at

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has agreed to treat this draft initial synthetic minor operating permit as a proposed initial synthetic minor operating permit and to perform its 45-day review provided by the law and regulations concurrently with the public notice period. Although EPA’s 45-day review period will be performed concurrently with the public comment period, the deadline for submitting a citizen petition to object to the EPA Administrator will be determined as if EPA’s 45-day review period is performed after the public comment period has ended.

The status regarding EPA’s 45-day review of this project and the deadline for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the following website address: